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Francesca Grifo grifo at AMNH.ORG
Thu May 29 16:16:07 CDT 1997


Please forward these two positions to any interested candidates.

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, a multi-departmental facility
of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), is dedicated to enhancing
the use of rigorous scientific data to mitigate critical threats to global
biodiversity.  Drawing on the combined strengths of the scientific,
exhibition, and education departments of AMNH, the Center strives to
develop viable, science-based solutions to biodiversity conservation
problems.

PROGRAM SCIENTIST
The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation  and the National Center for
Science Literacy, Education, and Technology of the American Museum of
Natural  History (AMNH), seek a person with training and knowledge in
systematics, ecology, and conservation biology.

The National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology is a
major initiative of the AMNH. Its purpose is to take the Museum beyond its
walls through the creation of educational products, programs, services and
activities to advance science literacy for all Americans.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or MS degree in systematics, conservation
biology,  ecology or other relevant field. Applicants must have excellent
written  and oral communication skills. Those with interest and experience
in taking scientific content to a broader audience, conserving
biodiversity, and communicating information on biodiversity conservation to
the public are particularly encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
The Program Scientist will be expected to ensure scientific accuracy of
projects undertaken by the Centers.  This encompasses collaboration with
interdisciplinary teams to:
       compile scientific content for changing exhibitry in a new permanent
Museum hall on biodiversity
        scientific verification of content of all products created by the
AMNH National Center for Science Literacy, Education & Technology
        provision of scientific support for and assistance in policy,
research, and education projects of the Center for Biodiversity and
Conservation
        act as liaison between the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
and the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology

Applications, including a current curriculum vitae, a narrative statement
of  educational objectives for biodiversity education,  salary requirements
and the names, addresses, phone, fax and if available e-mail of three
references should be sent to:

Director
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
NYC, NY 10024

Applications must be submitted by July 1, 1997.
No phone calls please.

EXPEDITION LEADER
CENTER FOR BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation of the American Museum of
Natural History (AMNH) seeks an Expedition Leader to assist the Program
Director in the design, implementation ans follow-up activities related to
the Center's expeditions.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and coordinating
logistics to set up field expeditions, including ordering equipment,
gathering and synthesizing  background information on prior expeditions and
studies, managing equipment and personnel during the expeditions, and
organizing specimen shipping and preparation post-expedition.
Responsibilities also include training students and scientists in specimen
collection, preparation and storage techniques, and in principles of
conservation biology.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must have experience in managing expeditions, be comfortable
living and working in the field for long periods of time, and have
familiarity with different collecting regimes.  Candidates must have
excellent skills in relating to people, an interest in conservation, and
ability to conduct research and produce reports.  Candidates must have
excellent oral and written communications skills and be detail oriented.
Proficiency in French or Spanish preferred.

Applications, including a current curriculum vitae and the names,
addresses, phone, fax and if available e-mail of three references should be
sent to:

Program Director
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
NYC, NY 10024

Applications must be submitted by June 15, 1997 or until a suitable
candidate is identified.

No phone calls please.

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Francesca T. Grifo, Ph.D.                     e-mail: grifo at amnh.org
Director                                      phone:  212-769-5742
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation      fax:    212-769-5292
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York City, New York 10024




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